Psychosocial Integrity

This course is designed to introduce the student to the therapeutic environment providing support to clients, throughout the life span, with various behavioral disorders. Emphasis will be on communication skills, caring, and providing a safe environment. Clinical experience is provided in various community mental health agencies. [48-96-144] Lab Fee

Basic Conducting

The course develops the fundamental skills necessary for conducting, including beat patterns; use of left hand; gestures for attack, release, etc.; and score preparation and reading. Students will conduct both in the classroom and in sessions with the College ensembles.

Complex Physiologic Integrity 2

This course building on the content of NURS 272 and NURS 276, and continues to focus on nursing care of clients with altered health states of an increasingly complex nature. Emphasis will be on critical thinking and decision-making skills. The clinical focus in this course is complex care management with a variety of clinical sites utilized.

Sacred Choral Literature

This course is designed to acquaint the student with a brief history of sacred music, as well as the sacred music of today. Emphasis will be placed on literature usable by choirs with a non-traditional balance of parts. This course will also address methods of adapting published arrangements for specific choirs.

Management/Leadership in Nursing

This course is designed to introduce the student to beginning leadership and management concepts. Focus is on delegation, prioritization and mentorship. Clinical experience will be gained in a variety of setting. [48-144-192] Lab Fee

Music Special Topics

This course is designed to allow the students to explore focus areas in music such as conducting, multicultural, choral repertoire, and show choir techniques. Since topics change this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credits.

Basic Computer Literacy

The Basic Computer Literacy course is designed to provide students with an introduction to computer application skills regarding computer concepts, operating systems, internet research, keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. [16-32-48 Lab Fee

Nursing Assistant Training Program

The Nursing Assistant Training Program is an 80.5-hour course approved by the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The course consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The major emphasis is on long-term care with integration of concepts from acute care and home health care. Classroom hours will focus on theory, while laboratory hours will focus on attainment of skills that are necessary for the nursing assistant to possess. Clinical hours will focus on implementing skills obtained in the laboratory and will take place in a long-term care setting. [36-44.5-80.5]

The Transition

The Transition combines independent study, selected skill competencies, and online discussions to accomplish learning. This course is designed to assist students to begin the transition from licensed practical nurse (LPN) to registered nurse (RN). The professional responsibilities of the LPN and RN are examined and compared. Major emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process as a tool for assisting patients to meet their biopsychosocial needs. Critical thinking skills are explored in relation to managing patient care. This course is required for LPN Advanced Placement applicants only prior to entering nursing courses. [24-24-48]

The Fundamentals of Nursing

This course is designed to introduce the student to the nature, art and science of nursing through the use of the nursing process. Core concepts include the characteristics and behaviors of professional nursing, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, caring, and communication. The clinical portion of the course includes learning activities related to the core concepts in a lab or clinical setting. The lab and clinical setting will include the practice and demonstration of Fundamental Nursing Skills. [64-96-160] Lab Fee